Placer School for Adults

Another View: School district strives to achieve with much less

I came to the foothills a little over eight years ago, looking for something different in a school district and the community it served. I was looking for a district that valued i ...

Benefits boast good eats, good causes

Two-dollar tacos really add up. Maria’s Mexican Tacos had quite the busy Monday, reports owner Maria Moreno, who kept her Auburn restaurant open on what’s normally a day off ...

Placer School for Adults distributes new course catalog

The new Placer School for Adults course catalog is like a little, purple one-stop shop for those pursuing personal and professional development. Interested in earning your GED or ...

Visually impaired have new program, site in Auburn

Auburn’s school for the blind may be closed because of budget cutbacks. But students have banded together, formed a non-profit organization and found a home. The Activity Cente ...

Hope for blind school

Things are looking up for Auburn’s school for the blind. The 34-year-old Placer Visual Center is being shut down by the Placer School for Adults because of budget cutbacks. The ...

Local programs prepare workers for health care jobs

While many sectors of the economy are languishing, the health care industry is booming. And job seekers are clamoring to get onboard. The Auburn area is responding to this demand ...

Our View: State’s cutting muscle, not fat

A program that helps 300 developmentally disabled adults make connections in our community faces closure. An Auburn school that teaches the blind to function in a world of darkne ...

School cuts target 29-year-old program

The summer — and winters, springs and autumns — could be getting a lot longer for almost 300 developmentally disabled adults in the Auburn area. The financially strapped Place ...

Blind put into a bind

For 34 years, it’s been a place the foothills’ visually impaired population can turn to for education, support and friendship. If it closes because of what Placer School for A ...

Life computes for adult school’s Mousa

Arij Mousa is into learning and teaching. Learning about anything that seems interesting to her is fair game as she channels her boundless energy into the subject with a desire to ...